Scott Brown has grabbed on with both carefully manicured hands to the current Republican talking point that entrepreneurs build businesses all by themselves — no thanks to police and the judiciary, who maintain order, schools that educate workers, or even the armed services, who protect the nation. Intersections without traffic lights? Drivers will figure things out just fine. No municipal water supply? Families can dig wells. This is how things work in the developing world: in general, the poorer the country, the weaker the government. It is a recipe for poverty derived from ignorance, on the part of anyone who actually believes this, and cynicism, on the part of GOP political operatives. I’m going to give Brown the benefit of the doubt and cast him as a cynic: “Only the most rigid ideologue,” as he says.
Win yourself a BMG mug. Post your own “I built it – Thanks, Scott Brown!” meme in the comments: best one wins.